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Job Title Safety Advisor
Location Fort McMurray, AB
Competition Number 1314-HRS-092
Position type Full-Time, Permanent Position
Closing Date to remain open

Keyano College is located in Wood Buffalo home of the Athabasca Oil Sands, one of the largest deposits of recoverable oil in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia.  With two campuses in Fort McMurray, one in Fort Chipewyan and the learning centres in Fort McKay, Gregoire Lake, Janvier, and Conklin.  Keyano College is at the epicenter of the Canadian economy and a major player in the training of the skilled workforce required in harnessing this incredible resource.


Keyano College offers professional development and learning opportunities, access to a state-of-the-art sport & wellness centre and a learning environment that inspires excellence and innovation.  We are people centered and community focused, and we invite you to discover your future at Keyano College with this career opportunity. Keyano College employs over 360 full and part-time employees in faculty, support and administrative positions.  Our employees provide services to over 9,000 credit and non-credit students at three campuses and several regional learning centres.

Keyano College is seeking a Safety Advisor.  This position acts as advisor and coach to employees and leaders, and a liaison with external regulating Health and Safety agencies.  The primary purpose of the role is to provide the stewardship and governance for the College safety programs.   Safety is the core focus of this role.  It is a critical component of the overall Safety Program development and implementation at the College.  This is a full-time, permanent position that will commence immediately.


Reporting to the Director of HR, the Safety Advisor will work in partnership with academic and administrative departments to develop, implement and monitor programs which promote workplace safety and environmental protection for all members of the campus community.  The Safety Advisor will be responsible for interpreting and applying a wide range of legislation and policy, providing advice and guidance, exercising professional discretion in service delivery and maintaining positive working relationships with a diverse group of clients.  This position requires the incumbent maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders within the College, Health Services, Finance and members of the JWH&S Committee.


  • Must have a College diploma or University degree in a related field
  • Minimum 7 years of industrial experience in an EH&S role with primary focus on Health and Safety
  • Or equivalent combination of qualifications acceptable by the employer
  • Recognized professional certification in the safety discipline (CRSP, ROH, CIH) is considered an asset
  • Experience in auditing systems, occupational health and safety management systems and formal risk assessment training
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, investigation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including data analysis abilities


Compensation is competitive and includes a comprehensive health and benefit package.

This position qualifies for the Regional Living Allowance of $1040.00 per month (subject to review).


Please note that we will not respond to inquiries about whether your application was received as you will have received an email confirmation at the time you applied.  For any other recruitment-related questions, please call the Keyano College Recruitment Hotline at 780-791-8992 and leave a detailed message, Thank You. 


Please submit your current resume to Human Resources, including the competition number and how you heard about this competition by email at  This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however applications will be reviewed as of April 11, 2014.  Please note that it is our practice to contact only those candidates who are chosen to proceed in the competition. 


Keyano College welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and willing to undergo a background check in our pre-employment recruitment process. We sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants. Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.